crossbedding : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

Looking at a rock formation, how can you tell that cross-bedding occured as a result of erosion and deposition at a river bend?

-- Erika Eldred (, April 26, 2001


You can tell if cross bedding occured as a result of deposition at the river bed because grain particals are deposited at the side of a river bed.

-- GREG LATTIMORE (lattimoregreg@HOTMAIL.COM), May 01, 2001.

Cross bedding usually develop in that area where deposition take place in high energy enviornment, usually at river bend place energy is slightly high due to cross cutting of river. Mostly erosion take place along weak zones, therefore cross bedding may produce.

-- ADEEL NASIR AZEEMI (, May 19, 2003.

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